Can Tougher Hate Speech Laws Stem the Tide of Hate: Examining Bill C-36

Date(s) - 15/09/2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Virtual Forum Series
Wednesday September 15, 2021  4:00pm to 5:30pm EST

In June, the Federal Government introduced Bill-36 to amend the hate speech provisions in the Criminal Code and to restore a hate speech prohibition in the Canadian Human Rights Act. Join an expert panel in exploring whether these legal measures are suitable for the task of reducing hate in Canada.

Co-sponsors: Edmonton Public Library, Milton Public Library, PEN Canada, Thunder Bay Public Library, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library, World Press Freedom Canada


  • Faisal Bhabha, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Former Vice-Chair, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
  • Ena Chadha, Outgoing Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Richard Moon, Distinguished University Professor of Law, University of Windsor & author of 2008 Report for the CHRA on the regulation of hate speech on the Internet


  • Cara Zwibel, Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

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